I really enjoyed listening to this book. The characters are well crafted and complex, the situations absurd, the pace rapid and compelling. And the performance by Arte Johnson -- let's just say I went on a search for more books he'd narrated and was disappointed to find that Carl Hiaasen's other novels are not among them.
Crazy but likeable characters, funny situations.
No, haven't but will be!
I wanted to, but couldn't. Perfect for car travel listening.
Summer reading at its best.
I think it tried for "epic" but only achieved "yawn". The characters were not likeable, poorly developed and one dimensional. The world described is one where paranoia and suspicion of another's motives reign supreme. Over the course of the book, it just made everyone in it repellent. I fell asleep listening to this over and over.
It was like a dry play by play of an interactive sci-fi battle game.
I don't know. Marc tried but the words just ran into each other, without variation, ad nauseam.
Dislike. I didn't enjoy my time in this world.
I usually enjoy Dan Brown's writing. I listened to his first 3 books and really liked them. This one, however, was not as engaging. I thought it just got bogged down in the symbology, and I wouldn't call the characters really well fleshed out - the bad guy was a comic book villain, and his motivations for doing what he did were bizarre, a bit of a stretch.
So, I'd call this book a "ho-hum".
I probably should have listened to the abridged version.
The gravel-voiced CIA director.
Delightful period fluff
This was an easy listen, with a fun plot involving richly described locations and characters you can actually like as well as enough plot twists to keep you on your toes.
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